Race and War in the Pacific: A Propaganda Gallery Walk

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Race played a key role in the war in the Pacific during World War II. Using images from both American and Japanese sources, learners consider racial propaganda and how leaders used it to rally popular support during the conflict. After analyzing the images, pupils discuss its effects and create the introduction to a museum exhibit of the pictures.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask scholars to create an introduction to a museum exhibit of the wartime propaganda included in the resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Images include racist imagery and nudity
  • Part of a series of resources from the World War II National Museum covering the war in the Pacific
Pros

  • Images are gripping and engaging
  • Lesson allows for analytical discussion of historiography and propaganda
Cons

  • None
Common Core